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The University conferred an Honorary Doctorate to Ben Okri
DUR
Posted on 25 Apr 2014

UP’s conferment of an honorary doctorate on Ben Okri is the first time that an African university honours one of its greatest sons.

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New ward-based outreach teams launched to modernise health services
Faculty/Fakulteit
Posted on 25 Apr 2014

The Department of Family Medicine in the Faculty of Health Sciences has entered into a partnership with the City of Tshwane to promote the ideals of the National Health Insurance system, which include ensuring access to quality health for all.

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Prof Lall received Presidential Award for outstanding research in medical sciences
Martie Meyer
Posted on 25 Apr 2014

Prof Namrita Lall, an expert in Medicinal Plant Science at the University of Pretoria has been awarded the highest South African honour, the Order of Mapungubwe (Bronze), for her outstanding contribution in the field of medical sciences.

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UP Centre for Sustainable Malaria Control
Renee Conradie
Posted on 25 Apr 2014

On the eve of World Malaria Day, the University of Pretoria launched the SARChI Chair in Sustainable Malaria Control. This eleventh SARChI Chair at the University was launched at the closing of Malaria Research Day during which several transdisciplinary presentations were delivered. The vision of the SARChl Chair in Sustainable Malaria Control is to make a substantial contribution towards the creation of a malaria-free Africa and the eradication of the disease in South Africa by 2018.

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Celebrating 20 years of democracy
DUR
Posted on 25 Apr 2014

27 April 2014 is an extremely significant day for all South Africans. It marks 20 years of democracy and commemorates the occasion when for the first time in the country’s history all South African citizens went to the polls as equals to vote peacefully in the first democratic elections.

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Centre of Excellence in Food Security at UP and UWC officially launched
Martie Meyer
Posted on 24 Apr 2014

“Every South African must be able to develop their full potential and this can’t be done on an empty stomach. This is why this new Centre of Excellence (CoE) in Food Security is so unique – it must lead to interventions that will positively change people’s lives and combat food insecurity in our country.”

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Genomics of a maize disease accelerated through collaborations in the USA and Belgium
D. Berger
Posted on 24 Apr 2014

Genomics Research Institute member Prof Dave Berger from the Plant Science Department of the Forestry and Agricultural Biotechnology Institute (FABI) at the University of Pretoria, South Africa was awarded a 2013 US Department of Agriculture (USDA) Norman E Borlaug International Agricultural Science and Technology Fellowship.

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Superhero appointed to help fight malaria
DUR
Posted on 24 Apr 2014

Mosquitoes and parasites aren’t the only villains in the battle against malaria. A lack of education, especially in South Africa’s malaria endemic provinces, also does a lot of harm.

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Getting books to our learners by adopting African solutions
DUR
Posted on 23 Apr 2014

The biggest challenge facing South African readers is access to books. For everyday South Africans, loading digital texts onto smartphones or tablets isn't a viable solution. You might have heard the saying that we should use African solutions to solve African problems. In this piece, I write about three organisations — Paperight, Siyavula and Worldreader — that offer practical and context-relevant ways of getting books into the hands of South African learners.

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Jurisprudence participates in the Feast of the Clowns
Isolde de Villiers
Posted on 27 Sep 2012

The Feast of the Clowns has been part of the City of Tshwane’s calendar since 2000. What started out as a small street festival, has now established itself as the only annual festival in the inner city combining celebration and social justice.

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